The Alabama Department of Public Health this morning raised the number of deaths in the state from COVID-19 to 26, up by five. Authorities are investigating 15 other deaths of people who had been diagnosed with the virus.
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 stood at 1,543, growing by more than 50% since Wednesday morning. One week ago, the state had 604 confirmed cases and three deaths.
Jefferson County still leads the state with 369 confirmed cases but no confirmed deaths from COVID-19. Officials are investigating nine deaths in the county of patients who had been diagnosed with the disease.
Madison County has reported 123 confirmed cases and one death while Shelby County counted 118 cases and four deaths. Chambers and Mobile counties lead the state in deaths with five each.
Here is the full list of counties, reported deaths and confirmed deaths.
County Cases Deaths Died from COVID-19